He broke a string and then ripped out a great solo?!? His vocal was also stellar even when he backed away from the mic... Hmmm
Um, he wasn't playing for a lot of both songs yet it sounded like TWO guitars were playing the entire time.I saw this, too. Every time I break a string on my electric, it goes out of tune. ( I play Gibsons, too)
If his performance was not "enhanced" it was pretty good.
Yep. It's actually very difficult to play a halftime show. They're all click tracked and the important lead lines and vocal parts are imbedded. It's to easy to have something technical (or personal lol) go wrong and ruin a 10 minute show.Hint: All those shows are faked.
We did our drum solo for the Superbowl XXIV Halftime show the night before the game outside the loading area for the Superdome.
They told us they needed clean audio to push out to the TV feed, and that's why they did it.Yep. It's actually very difficult to play a halftime show. They're all click tracked and the important lead lines and vocal parts are imbedded. It's to easy to have something technical (or personal lol) go wrong and ruin a 10 minute show.
Soon they'll apply the same logic to the "sporting entertainment" that bookends the half-time show...As stated above, 99.9% of those performances are lip-synched/mimed.
Too much can go wrong in the seconds, maybe minutes, they have to pull those things together to risk going live.
I agree there are lots of things that seem to be acceptable today that would have been called out earlier. Not just music, either. Times are changing.Funny, it's acceptable now, but this kind of stuff (canned tracks)would have been labeled Milli Vanilli cheating back in the day.
How better would you have handled that situation??We were all cracking up at his 'rippin' solo' with broken strings......that was indeed pretty funny watching him acting all bad ass and such.
Well, you are right up to a point however, if that much can go wrong with PC's and phony performances, go back to the basics and FREAKIN PERFORM LIVE!How better would you have handled that situation??
Live TV is a bitch. I've worked in the field for years. So many thousands of cooks in the kitchen, so much outside (as well as inside) pressure, so un-gawdly technical, so enormously prone to some little detail that was left out and ultimately causes a train-wreck and indeed the list of mind-fields surprises is longer than anyone (including those involved in the production itself) can ever anticipate. All filtering down to a per-purchased satellite feed which if missed results in a **** load of folks looking for a new job. I remember one of my first years and years ago and glancing over to see a PC (so riddled with panic and fear) throwing-up in a garbage can.
Knowing the utter and endless professionals who literally put their jobs on the line every time one of these "live" feeds is produced I have a difficult time sitting back on my couch and judging.
I guess you could do a Neil Young and claim "sell-out" for agreeing to do a lip-sync show in the first place. Past that however everyone involved with a production that massive usually does "whatever it takes" to get to the other side.